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Evelyn F.'s business is direct selling. She started it in 1985. She is still doing the same thing because she earns a bigger income in this kind of business. She buys merchandise like home decor, stuffed toys, herbal medicines and sells it to her network of contacts. She is 46 years old and has four kids. She wants to make her business even better to be able to help her husband send their children to school.

She needs additional capital for her business. She is asking for a loan of PH 25,000 to purchase various merchandise that she can sell. In that way, she believes that she can contribute also to the family income.

Now, she avails the services of Community Economic Venture Inc. She has loans, training and insurance coverage.

Additional Information

About Community Economic Ventures, Inc.

Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI), based in Bohol, was awarded the Platinum Award for Transparency in Social Performance Reporting by CGAP. Social performance monitoring is imperative in measuring a microfinance institution’s effectiveness. The fact that CEVI is participating in this process speaks volumes about the organization’s commitment to serving its clients effectively. In addition to providing credit for its clients, CEVI provides savings, insurance, and training through regular cluster group meetings.

You can show your support for CEVI by joining the Friends of CEVI Kiva Lending Team. Learn more by visiting the CEVI website.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 440
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Evelyn to purchase merchandise to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009